Lock in a Low Mortgage Rate by Buying a Home Now

Home prices for the first four months of 2015 have risen nine percent according to CoreLogic’s Home Price Index Report. While some consumers looking to buy a new home may think this is bad news, don’t fret; mortgage industry insiders say that now is still the perfect time for house hunting. Mortgage rates for both 30- and 15-year fixed-rate mortgages remain[...]

Academy Mortgage Known for Excellent Customer Service

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpwrQjoczuY&color2=FBE9EC&version=3] Avni Patel, licensed mortgage originator with Academy Mortgage, is featured on the current edition of Mortgage Minutes. Academy is one of the largest lenders for new home mortgages in Atlanta, and it consistently has a high rate of customer satisfaction. In 2014, Academy Mortgage surveyed every single borrower that it worked with, and 94.6 percent of those borrowers said they[...]

Academy Mortgage Explains Changes Coming to Mortgage Rules

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_kUXm2vBTA&color2=FBE9EC&version=3] In this week’s edition of Mortgage Minutes, Kelly Allison, licensed mortgage originator with Academy Mortgage, discusses new mortgage rules that will take effect this year. Many factors impact the mortgage payment, and these changes will hope home buyers understand all of the things that make up their mortgage and the true cost of obtaining that mortgage. Starting August 1, 2015,[...]

How Can I Lower Out-of-Pocket Expenses?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU_RO-dw5fQ&color2=FBE9EC&version=3] In this week’s Mortgage Minute Series, Travis Evans, a mortgage banker with Academy Mortgage, is back to continue discussing how to use a $5,000 buyer bonus incentive. This week, Travis talks about how to use that amount to lower out-of-pocket expenses. The $5,000 buyer bonus is a great way to put money toward closing costs. This can include not only[...]

How Can I Use My Seller Paid Closing Costs?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz2nX5XsY6g&color2=FBE9EC&version=3] Back for another Mortgage Minute Series, Academy Mortgage is on hand to talk about the many incentives buyers can receive when they use their builder’s preferred lender. When choosing Academy Mortgage as a preferred lender, buyers will receive $5,000 in seller paid closing costs. Travis Evans, a licensed Mortgage Originator with Academy Mortgage, explains how this can be used[...]

Academy Mortgage on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

Gina Spearman, manager of the builder services group at Academy Mortgage, is on today’s All About Real Estate edition of Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio to discuss its mortgage products and current market conditions. Academy Mortgage is the nation’s largest independent lender, and it has enjoyed a successful year in the metro Atlanta market. Perhaps one of the most unique aspects[...]

How Has Spring Impacted the Housing Market?

Spring not only brings warmer weather and blooming flowers, it also marks the beginning for new opportunities. With low mortgage rates and strong job growth, spring is perfect to purchase a new home. As one of the busiest times of the year for real estate, many, like Realtor.com, are predicting a strong upcoming season for the housing market. “We are now[...]

What Makes an Offer Stand Out?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-6Wc2B1rOo&color2=FBE9EC&version=3] In this week’s Mortgage Minutes series, Mortgage Banker Travis Evans with Academy Mortgage discusses how you can make your offer stand out in this season’s busy real estate market. April is a very busy month for real estate, as it is in the middle of the spring selling season and many areas are very competitive when it comes to buying[...]